Conversations That Matter: Is data mapping a crystal ball?
Sparkgeo merges reams of data with satellite imagery to take mapping to a new dimension
British Columbia, Canada: Maps, try to go anywhere without them. You can get to places for sure, especially if the terrain is familiar. However, venture outside of your familiar neighbourhood and then your journey is one of trial and error.
Data is a form of mapping, as is remote satellite imagery. Combine the two and your understanding of that place expands exponentially. Not just the place as a static point in time, but minute by minute. Imagine the power to retailers, governments, insurance companies and others in knowing not just the place but the place and minute by minute historical activity.
The power of the information lets the user predict what will come next. It’s a mind boggling concept and if Sparkgeo, a Prince George company, continues to deliver on the promise of marrying low earth satellite imagery with trillions of bits of information into powerful diagnostic tools, then the holder of that information will be armed with a reliable looking glass.
Stuart McNish invited Will Cadell, CEO of Sparkgeo, to join him for a Conversation That Matters about the power of accurate time, space and velocity based intel.
At Sparkgeo, we provide geospatial expertise to companies. Our obsessive focus on geospatial technology makes us somewhat unique. In fact, most of our work has been with other technology companies who look to us as leaders in this field, combining our team’s expertise with their in-house team. We’re curious, listen carefully, are platform-agnostic, and afford critical value to our clients.
Will Cadell, CEO (North America)
Alastair Graham, UK Lead
Facts and Requests
We have been in business since 2010. Please write our name as Sparkgeo. Not SparkGeo, Spark geo or Spark Geo. Our North American headquarters are in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada and our European headquarters are located in London, England. All of our team members work remotely so you may not find many people in our offices. In fact, when we’re not working there’s a good chance we’re climbing a mountain, biking down one or swimming in a glacial lake.